Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
Justice At Last for Final 'Angola Three' Prisoner Serving Longest Solitary Sentence in US History
An appeals court on Friday unanimously overturned the conviction against Albert Woodfox that has kept him in solitary confinement for more than four decades, bringing to an end a long, arduous quest for justice that spanned two prisons, alleged abuse by guards, and deteriorating health. Calling the...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:15pm
Protectors of Burnaby Mountain vs. Kinder Morgan: Dozens Arrested as Inspiring Pipeline Protest Grows
Ongoing protests in British Columbia to stop a tar sands pipeline project by fossil fuel giant Kinder Morgan escalated on Thursday night after 26 protesters were violently arrested. Those arrested also included protesters who refused to comply with an injunction issued earlier in the week ordering...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:45pm
'Resist Surveillance': Human Rights Groups Launch Tool to Detect Spyware
Amnesty International released a free program on Wednesday that scans computers for surveillance software that is often used by governments to spy on journalists, human rights lawyers, political organizers, and other activists—technology that has been discovered to be in use in countries around the...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30am
Swedish Court Rejects Julian Assange Appeal to Lift Warrant
An appeals court in Sweden on Thursday rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's appeal to have his arrest warrant lifted, which means he is still subject to extradition if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been living in asylum since 2012. "There is no reason to set aside...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:45pm
As Health Nonprofit Cashes In, Cystic Fibrosis Drug Remains Unaffordable for Most
Years after investing in the small biotechnology company Vertex to encourage the development of drugs to fight cystic fibrosis—a deadly disease that attacks the lungs and digestive system—the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced Wednesday that it has sold its royalties for the medication that...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:30pm
'Outrageous': Ferguson Organizers say State of Emergency Violates Laws, Thwarts Civil Liberties
In the wake of Governor Jay Nixon's Monday afternoon declaration of a state of emergency in Missouri, activists and civil rights groups are speaking out against a move they say threatens the civil rights of protesters on the ground in Ferguson. Nixon's announcement, which came ahead of the grand...
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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 12:15pm
Putin Leaves G20 Early After Harsh Reception
Russian president Vladimir Putin left the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Brisbane, Australia early, flying back to Moscow on Sunday after world leaders accused him of bullying and warned him to drop his support of separatists in Ukraine. In meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron and German...
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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 9:15am
Four Die, One Injured in Chemical Leak at Texas Plant
Four workers were killed and one injured in a chemical leak at a DuPont plant near Houston, Texas on Saturday. A valve began leaking methyl mercaptan, a chemical used to make insecticides and fungicides, around 4am at a plant stationed in La Porte, about 20 miles east of Houston. Officials say the...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:15pm
Undercover Operations Growing in 'Every Corner of the Federal Government': New York Times
Undercover operations, once the domain of the FBI, have expanded to "virtually every corner of the federal government," a New York Times investigation published Saturday found—and the scope of those missions has become so wide that it risks abusing civil liberties and possible entrapment of targets...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:30am
Top US General Makes Unannounced Trip to Iraq
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, landed in Iraq on Saturday to discuss ongoing US-led strikes in the region, only two days after he told the U.S. House Armed Services Committee that he was considering deploying combat troops in areas under attack by the Islamic State in...
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